Quentin Tarantino Would Cast Maya Hawke in Potential Kill Bill Vol. 3 Opposite Mom Uma Thurman
"To cast Uma [Thurman] and cast her daughter Maya [Hawke] in the thing would be f------ exciting," the director said
Quentin Tarantino is opening up about how he would cast a potential Kill Bill: Vol 3.
During Tuesday's The Joe Rogan Experience podcast, the 58-year-old Oscar-winning writer and director chatted with host Joe Rogan about how he would keep casting close to one of the original stars, should another Kill Bill installment ever be made.
Explaining what a third film would follow, Tarantino said, "I think it's just revisiting the characters twenty years later and just imagining the Bride and her daughter, Bebe, having 20 years of peace, and then that peace is shattered."
Tarantino and Thurman, 51, have had a rocky relationship over the years, however, stemming from a car accident that injured the actress on the Kill Bill: Vol 2 set.
The public first learned of the incident between the pair years later in February 2018, when Thurman gave an interview to The New York Times. According to the actress, she suffered from permanent neck damage, a concussion and damage to her knees in the crash.
In the Times piece, the star said she asked Tarantino to see the footage of the accident for years, but he refused. Then, in 2017, he finally apologized and shared the jarring video.
While speaking with Entertainment Weekly in 2018, Thurman she would consider working with the director again in the future. "I understand him and if he wrote a great part and we were both in the right place about it, that would be something else," she said at the time.
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Over the years, Tarantino – who also directed Thurman in Pulp Fiction – has spoken candidly about a potential Kill Bill Vol. 3. In December 2019, he teased a potential third installment, telling Andy Cohen on his SiriusXM show there was a story in the works.
"I do have an idea of what I would do with it," he said then. "That was the whole thing, was conquering that concept, exactly what's happened to the Bride since then and what I would want to do. I wouldn't want to come up with a cockamamie adventure. She doesn't deserve that. The Bride has fought long and hard."
Noting that though she wasn't sure if another sequel would ever happen, Fox, 56, told NME in July 2020 she had a feeling that "hopefully [Tarantino] was waiting on [the actress who plays] my daughter to grow up a little bit."
In the film, Fox played Vernita Green, an assassin who tries to kill Thurman's The Bride, only to lose her life instead, leaving behind a young daughter.